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November 10, 1923

The Note-Book of an Electro-Therapist.

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By Mel. R. Waggoner, M.D. Leather. Price, $5. Pp. 173, with illustrations. Chicago: McIntosh Electrical Corporation, 1923.

JAMA. 1923;81(19):1632. doi:10.1001/jama.1923.02650190062038

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Abstract

This book is written by a physician employed by a manufacturer of electrical appliances to deliver lectures on electrotherapy. The origin of some of the peculiar claims made in this volume is found early in the book, for on page 37 there is a chart of spinal nerve centers, for which credit is given to Abrams-Ireland. On page 68 is an article on electrospinal diagnosis which closely follows an article in Abrams' "Spondylotherapy," Edition 5, 1914, page 68. Here is given a method of diagnosis by finding painful centers. Abrams states: "For this purpose the patient's back is bared and a high tension Faradic coil is brought into use." Abrams, in his book of 1913, page 96, shows a picture of an electrode made by this same company, which he calls a spondylectrode. Waggoner says:

This test is very simple and yet is one of the most important diagnosis tests

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